In order to weed out biased recruitment practices, Patrick Tay suggested disclosing the names of companies on a watchlist.

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The names of companies with discriminatory hiring practices should be disclosed, said Labour MP Patrick Tay.

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Another 47 companies have been added to the Fair Consideration Framework’s watchlist, MOM announced on 5 August. It appears that they may have discriminatory hiring practices based on their workforce profiles.

Employment Pass applications for these employers will be closely scrutinised. Work pass privileges will be reduced for recalcitrant or uncooperative employers.

Labour MP Patrick Tay praised the firm action taken against these companies in response to the statement.

In Patrick’s opinion, such malpractices still occur and more robust measures are needed.

The names of the errant companies should be published.

Especially where the employer is recalcitrant or uncooperative, publishing their names may be a good deterrent to employers who want to flout the rules,

Patrick Tay said.

For a stronger Singaporean Core, he also calls for more robust measures, such as removing exemptions from Fair Consideration Framework.

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He wants more stringent criteria to intra-corporate transfer applications and stiffer penalties on companies that “treat the FCF as mere window dressing or find ways to circumvent the requirements”.

Singaporean professionals need to be better protected and considered fairly for job opportunities, Patrick said.

“At the end of the day, employers must recognise that foreign workers play a complementary role to our local workforce, and where foreign workers are hired, there must be real knowledge and skills transfer to Singaporeans,” he said.

Have been lobbying on this topic since 2011 and the journey will continue when Parliament re-opens.

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